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Miniature art: Inside the magnificent 3mm universe

Miniature art: Inside the magnificent 3mm universe

February 1, 2021

For many, passing a thread through the eye of a needle would rank among one of the toughest things to do. It requires immense concentration and patience to find success. And, here is Ganesh Subramanian, a goldsmith and miniature artist, who has perfected the art of the small and ...

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Digital voter ID – a double edged sword

Digital voter ID – a double edged sword

February 1, 2021

The Election Commission of India, on January 25, 2021, rolled out the electronic version of the voters’ photo identity card which can be stored on mobile phones and downloaded on personal computers.

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Leprosy & stigma: A tough battle to win in India

Leprosy & stigma: A tough battle to win in India

January 30, 2021

At the age of 10, Ashok was an ambitious, young boy in Munger, Bihar. He would run for a swim in the Ganges nearby with his friends during the lunch break at school, loved playing sports and was always curious about how electrical appliances or plumbing equipment functioned. One ...

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Weaving a regional heritage in Dakmanda

Weaving a regional heritage in Dakmanda

January 29, 2021

“The Dakmanda is my identity. It is comfortable and makes for excellent formal wear, especially for my ministerial meetings,” says Eva Marak, Assistant Director with the Border Area Development of Meghalaya. Marak is among several women of the Garo tribe of the north-eastern ...

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The peaceful protest that was…

The peaceful protest that was…

January 28, 2021

Till eve of the Republic Day, everything seemed to be going as per plan and meticulous planning has been the one of the most outstanding qualities of the farmers’ protest at Delhi borders. After all, it has taken a whole lot of detailed planning to set up and run with clockwork...

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Films of tribal, by tribal & for all: Seral Murmu, filmmaker

Films of tribal, by tribal & for all: Seral Murmu, filmmaker

January 28, 2021

Once a shepherd went to graze his cattle in the forest. The shepherd found that a Sal tree had fallen. He uprooted the tree and found some colourful stones beneath in the soil, which he carried back to his home. At night villagers heard the roar of a tiger. Worried, they wondered...

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Misguided path & unexpected turn of events at Ghazipur border

Misguided path & unexpected turn of events at Ghazipur border

January 27, 2021

Violence broke out early on Tuesday morning just as the tractor rally of farmers at Ghazipur in eastern Delhi had begun its fateful journey. With batons charge and use of tear gas shells by the police in an attempt to disperse the crowd of approaching tractors, friction had been ...

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Jail tourism: Roaming free in the Indian prisons

Jail tourism: Roaming free in the Indian prisons

January 25, 2021

Jails in India or anywhere else are not high on a typical traveller’s bucket list. However, there are a few prisons that have historic significance and also allow tourists to spend a night in its premises and live a prisoner’s life without committing any offence. The most rec...

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Of Chacha Chaudhary, Champak & childhood

Of Chacha Chaudhary, Champak & childhood

January 23, 2021

Remember superhero Sabu? The alien from Jupiter who was Chacha Chaudhary’s constant companion? Or the simpleton Supandi in Tinkle? Or the notorious but intelligent Cheeku from Champak? All these and many more characters from different children’s magazines had been a constant ...

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With US back in, time for fresh start for Paris Agreement

With US back in, time for fresh start for Paris Agreement

January 22, 2021

True to his campaign promise, within hours of taking office, the newly elected President of the United States, Joe Biden, annulled his predecessor Donald Trump’s decision on June 2017 to exit the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, paving way for the world’s largest economy an...

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‘Tandav’ becomes first casualty of new OTT rules

‘Tandav’ becomes first casualty of new OTT rules

January 21, 2021

Amazon Prime India’s latest web series, Tandav, released on January 15, 2021, starring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, is the latest in line to face backlash and outrage for allegedly ‘insulting Hindu gods and goddesses’ and ‘hurting religious se...

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Stain of period poverty in India

Stain of period poverty in India

January 19, 2021

“Now we have no option but to use old, dirty clothes and rags during periods. When our school was open, we were given a packet of sanitary pads every month. We cannot afford to buy a packet on our own. It is very expensive,” says 16-year-old Ayesha Khanum, a resident of Lalit...

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